Your Passport to International Librarianship

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-1718-3
Published: 
2018
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
144
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, C, I
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Whether you’re a library professional with decades of experience or a recent graduate in your first position, career enrichment can mean so much more than simply watching a webinar, taking a class, or even attending a conference. There’s a different kind of professional development out there, one that involves travel, experiencing different cultures and new languages, and learning the kinds of interpersonal skills you can’t get sitting behind a desk. Volunteering in international libraries is not only feasible, it’s also the perfect prescription for recharging, renewing, and recommitting oneself to librarianship. In this book the authors draw from their experiences working with groups such as Librarians without Borders to offer a passport to these exciting opportunities, regardless of your career path or what kind of institution you serve. Easy to follow and packed with everything you need to get underway, this guide includes

  • an in-depth discussion of what international librarianship (IL) entails, and why its emphasis on collaboration and advocacy makes it such a nourishing form of professional development;
  • stories from librarians around the world about their own IL approaches, activities, and experiences;
  • straightforward guidance for getting started, from researching IL opportunities to making it work in the context of your job;
  • trip planning, fundraising, and cost saving tips for maximizing limited time and budgets;
  • advice on staying connected and maintaining momentum after the trip is over;
  • ways to bypass the need to travel by volunteering digitally and remotely; and
  • detailed information about IL organizations and additional resources.

This resource is your passport to finding personal enrichment and professional development through volunteering internationally.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Today Is the Day

Chapter 1    Everything You Need to Know about International Librarianship (and More)
Chapter 2    Why? Because the World Needs You
Chapter 3    Oh! The Places We’ve Been . . .
Chapter 4    Get Ready, Get Set, Go
Chapter 5    If Only I Had Known: Dos, Don’ts, and Practical Advice
Chapter 6    Home Again, Home Again . . . Now What?
Chapter 7    Partner for Success: Collaborating with an International Library
Chapter 8    Do Your Homework: Online Resources to Get You Started

Bibliography
Index

 

Cate Carlyle

Cate Carlyle is the Curriculum Resource Centre coordinator at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is currently a special academic librarian and children’s book reviewer, and she formerly served as an elementary schoolteacher, school librarian, and public library assistant. She volunteers regularly for various causes, has volunteered in libraries in Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and has written articles and conference presentations on international volunteerism.

Dee Winn

Dee Winn is the head of information services at Concordia University Library in Montreal, Quebec. She has worked as an academic librarian in Vancouver, British Columbia and Windsor, Ontario. She has visited libraries on five continents and volunteered in a school library in Guatemala. Before becoming an academic librarian, she was an elementary schoolteacher in Atlanta, Georgia.

”Libraries have played an important part in developing and educating people in many countries for centuries but international librarianship is still a relatively new part of librarianship. It was introduced in 1927 when the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) was founded by a few European and American librarians. It has become an important part of librarianship ... [this book] is a good addition to the library literature and is recommended for all library collections and librarians interested in contributing as volunteers to libraries and international librarianship."
— ARBA

”This book focuses on international volunteer (IV) opportunities for librarians. Carlyle and Winn address the benefits of such projects, provide fundraising tips, and discuss practical strategies for librarians volunteering internationally to succeed during their placements and upon their return home ... The list of resources at the end is a valuable resource for the reader who is ready to volunteer internationally."
— International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion

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